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Incredible footage shows MH-60 Seahawk helicopter attempting to land on the pitching deck of a warship in rough seas

Watch this intense video of a new Danish MH-60R Seahawk landing on the small pitching and rolling helicopter deck of a patrol vessel.

The following video was released by the Danish Air Force on Facebook last week.

It was filmed during a recent test of the new Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk off the Faroe Islands, between Norway and Iceland.

The multi-mission naval chopper was involved in sea trials with a Danish and an Australian test pilots called to explore the aircraft’s flight envelope and landing restrictions in the very same extreme conditions Danish warships can find operating in the North Atlantic Ocean.

As you can see, landing a (modern) helo on the small, pitching deck of an ocean patrol vessel requires skills, coordination and some bravery.

The Danish Air Force has received three of eight MH-60R Seahawks ordered in 2012, last June.

H/T Lasse Holmstrom for the heads-up


Gorgeous time lapse video shows a US Seahawk helicopter conducting deck landing qualifications at dusk

Watch this awesome time lapse video showing a Seahawk  helicopter in action in the South China Sea.

Taken on Jun. 4, 2015, the following spectacular footage creates stunning light effects transitioning from day to night as an MH-60R from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 conducts deck landing qualifications (DLQs) aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).

When this clip was filmed USS Fort Worth and two Philippine ships, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) were taking part to the bilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, where the Philippine Navy helicopters too conducted deck landing qualifications on the LCS’s flight deck.